Bible Paradoxes

A paradox is a tenet contrary to received opinion, seemingly contrary to common sense, but actually true. 

We may be last, though first. 
Mark 10.35-45

We lose by saving our life.
Mark 8.34-38

We live by dying.
2 Timothy 2.11

We see unseen things.
2 Corinthians 4.18

We conquer by yielding.
Romans 6.16-18

We find rest under a yoke.
Matthew 11.28-30

We reign by serving.
Mark 10.42-44

We are made great by being the least.
Luke 9.48

We are exalted by being humble. 
Matthew 23.12

We become wise by being fools. 
1 Corinthians 1.20-21

We are made free by becoming bondservants.
Romans 6.18

We wax strong by being weak. 
2 Corinthians 12.10

We triumph by defeat. 
2 Corinthians 12.7-9

We find victory by glorying in our infirmities.
2 Corinthians 12.5

Conclusion: The Lord’s ways are not our ways, so much so that they are often opposite.